Honeywell announces greenhouse gas emissions software

November 182009
November 18, 2009 - Honeywell introduced solutions to help process manufacturers comply with a new federal regulation that requires facilities to track and report greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation will take effect Jan. 1, 2010 and applies to industrial facilities that emit more than 25,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year. It will mark the first time the EPA has required large emitters of heat-trapping emissions to begin collecting CO2 data.

Honeywell’s facility-wide GHG emissions reporting dashboard can help companies meet this requirement in a simple, cost-effective, low-risk manner, and provide flexibility as environmental, regulatory and operating conditions change in the future. The GHG emissions dashboard, in conjunction with the Cirrus EIS Environmental Information Systems measures, acquires, calculates, records and analyzes emissions data and accurately notifies and reports from multiple emissions sources.

In addition to a facility-wide GHG emissions reporting dashboard, Honeywell offers consulting support services to help companies design optimal data collection strategies. These solutions can stand alone or be integrated into Honeywell control systems, Cirrus EIS or third-party control systems.

The GHG emissions dashboard is included in the Honeywell Energy Dashboard, which is part of the company’s larger Energy Management Solutions portfolio. The portfolio helps processing facilities improve energy efficiency and reduce GHG emissions, and the dashboard gathers information from various instruments and systems and tracks their energy consumption against dynamic energy targets. The Energy Dashboard enables users to establish specific goals for reducing energy consumption, costs and the associated GHG emissions, as well as to measure actual performance against those goals.

“Reporting CO2 isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach because industrial plants will have unique needs in complying with this new regulation,” said Chris Jones, director for Energy Efficiency and Green Initiatives, Honeywell Process Solutions. “Some will need to expand emissions monitoring by adding CO2 capabilities, others will require calculations to determine emissions, and some of those will use more complex calculations than others. Honeywell will work with these companies to determine their specific compliance needs and offer the right solutions to meet those needs.”

“Reporting GHG emissions may not be the final requirement for the process industries; it’s reasonable to expect that future regulations will require emissions reduction and adherence to targets,” said Jones. “Honeywell is strongly positioned to help manufacturers not only meet challenges posed by these new requirements, but prepare for future requirements down the road.”

Honeywell International is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges.

Honeywell Process Solutions is part of Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions group, a global leader in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry.